It goes without saying that 2012 wasn't the easiest year to be a UFC fan, nor was it the easiest year for the people who work every day to make the company a success.
For the first time in history, a UFC event was cancelled. I honestly never thought I'd see the day that happened, but I also never foresaw the glut of injuries that wrecked many a fight card in 2012. There wasn't a single card unaffected by what we affectionately call "The Injury Curse," and a large majority of events were significantly impacted by injuries to main-event or featured-bout competitors.
We can only hope that 2013 is better in that regard. But there are other things I hope for in 2013. Not for me, really, but for the fighters who thrill us every time they step in the cage.
And so, with that in mind, I'm creating a list of New Year's resolutions for each champion on the UFC roster. Think of these as the things I would absolutely make happen if the UFC were like a version of SimCity or another God-type simulator; these are the things I want, and I'd like to see them happen.
Let's get started.